The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP), Annapolis, Md, has released the fourth installment of a new series on compartmentalizing infection control policies and procedures. "The Instrument Processing Room" deals with the area in which instruments are cleaned, sterilized, and prepared for the next patient.
"The Instrument Processing Room" identifies key steps in the proper handling and preparation of instruments and addresses common pitfalls in instrument processing. The multipart article includes a glossary, practice tips, a section on infectious diseases around the world, and links to additional resources. It provides information on issues of concern to employers and staff as well as techniques for protecting patients and the dental team. Upon successfully completing the included test, the participant can receive one continuing education (CE) credit.
For more information or to join, contact OSAP at (800) 298-6727.